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  • Pine Sol as Flea shampoo?

    Another groomer in the area told me her vet told her to bathe dogs in diluted pine sol to get rid of fleas... I have never heard of this and myself, only use all natural products & advise a topical. However, I have never heard of that on this board either. Anyone else?

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    I'd use dish soap. I'd use Murphy's Oil Soap. But I wouldn't use Pine Sol. I wouldn't even use Pine Sol to clean the kennel. Pine Sol contains phenol. Dogs, and especially cats, are very sensitive to phenol. It can cause liver damage. If inhaled it can cause lung and throat irritation.

    Best to stick to something a little less toxic. Or a lot less toxic.

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    • #3
      OH MY GOD!!!! I use it for cleaning and my hands get so dried out within minutes.

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      • #4
        No Way!!

        they must have misunderstood! I bet it says not to use it on humans or pets at any dilution right on the bottle.

        I don't clean my place with any of the ----sol stuff.
        I don't like the way it smells & I think it's too toxic.

        Erica

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        • #5
          Pine Sol makes me sick, I cant imagine my dog smelling like it. I swear that this is what she uses, diluted. I thought the same thing - I wont even clean my floor with that stuff! I cant imagine a vet recommending it but he did. I dont even like using flea shampoos that arent natural and I WONT use dips. I just wondered if any of you had ever heard of such a thing.... crazy stuff!

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          • #6
            Weirdness

            I dont use anything for fleas except flea product thats meant for dogs and or cats.

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            • #7
              PineSol is toxic to pets!!! I worked at a vet's office as a tech several years ago that was using PineSol to clean their kennels when I started working there. I went to te vet and voiced my concern, she had never thought about its toxicity. We started using a safer disinfectant. Never use it on pets!!
              Lisa VanVleet, RVT

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              • #8
                I bet this groomer misunderstood the vet. I doubt a vet could come out with that type of info. I could be wrong but it sounds to crazy.
                Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.- Richard Carlson

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                • #9
                  Ditto to what Helly & the others have posted. NO, NO, NO!

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                  • #10
                    I have used Murphys on my nails

                    Helly suggested using on my nails. I did once and seems to have made them stronger! I rinsed off of course and wondered if I was suppose to just wipe off, but I don't think I would get it off without rinsing. Pine Spl? NO WAY! Heck, good ol ivory dish soap works but Best Shot is made for dogs and smothers fleas if left on a while. Must do another treatment tonite.

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                    • #11
                      I wonder

                      I have heard some oddball stuff, but I would never do this.

                      I always heard that any item ending with sol is toxic to animals.

                      Ya know, there are people out there that will give you the wrong info
                      on purpose.... I have meet people like that. Be careful who you listen to.

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                      • #12
                        Murphy's is great for nails. I suspect it's oil. When I started using it I noticed my nails getting a lot stronger right away. Yes, you do want to rinse it off, not just wipe it.

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                        • #13
                          The problem Im having is that this groomer and I have a wonderful relationship and refer each other clients. How do I refer a client there when I worry about something like that, ya know? Drats!

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                          • #14
                            If you have a good relationship with her, as a freind you should call her and tell her to stop using Pine-sol, no matter what the vet says. Save her the liability. I took an all day seminar with Marlene Romani and she said never to even use Pine Sol to use anything a pet would touch. It is toxic. I can't imagine using it topically on a dog.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CountryCanines View Post
                              The problem Im having is that this groomer and I have a wonderful relationship and refer each other clients. How do I refer a client there when I worry about something like that, ya know? Drats!
                              If you have a great relationship with her, set her down over a cup of coffee and express your concerns that she's assuming a HUGE liabilty by using Pine Sol on pets, and you'd hate to see her get hit with a law suit because of it.

                              Even if a vet told her it's ok to use, it's still an off-lable usage, and she would be liable if anything went wrong. And just like anything we use off-lable, we should know the risks before we assume the liability. Most likely, her liability insurance (if she has any) would not cover this.

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